Explanation: Each team is listed with its record, overall score differential, and its ratings. Brief explanations of the ratings follow.
In order to increase early-season stability, the three main rankings, the improved RPI, and the college pseudopoll include priors based on the previous season final predictive ratings and occasionally incorporating preseason predictions of various major publications. The other rankings for college sports do not include priors, and thus can be wildly unstable early in the year. A team whose rankings are affected by this prior is noted with a P following its rankings.

Full Ranking

                                              STANDARD   MED LIKELY  PREDICTIVE  IMPRVD RPI
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
BUCKS         43 14 6664 6107  0.028 26.961    1  1.969    1  0.559    1  0.579    1 0.5586  3.975  0.790  0.369  0.000
RAPTORS       43 16 6745 6413  0.035 28.688    2  1.915    2  0.544    4  0.328    2 0.5555  3.943  0.374  0.282  0.000
WARRIORS      41 16 6772 6367  0.039 27.752    3  1.871    3  0.513    2  0.471    3 0.5539  4.007  0.848  0.094  0.000
NUGGETS       39 18 6383 6104  0.007 27.378    4  1.699    4  0.403    7  0.263    4 0.5431  3.915  0.170  0.357  0.000
THUNDER       37 20 6579 6280 -0.001 27.142    5  1.556    5  0.311    5  0.323    5 0.5323  3.962  0.466  0.180  0.000
PACERS        38 20 6271 5968 -0.057 26.376    6  1.513    6  0.283    8  0.261    7 0.5296  3.850 -0.153  0.674  0.000
76ERS         37 21 6723 6507 -0.013 27.577    7  1.502    7  0.280    9  0.257    6 0.5303  3.996  0.577 -0.064  0.000
CELTICS       37 21 6554 6182 -0.036 26.673    8  1.472    9  0.250    3  0.336    9 0.5254  3.924  0.290  0.383  0.000
TRAIL BLAZERS 34 23 6459 6287  0.055 28.688    9  1.469    8  0.250   10  0.237    8 0.5258  3.947  0.308  0.166  0.000
ROCKETS       33 24 6449 6330  0.052 28.836   10  1.402   10  0.211   11  0.198   10 0.5224  3.958  0.323  0.073  0.000
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
JAZZ          32 25 6224 6039  0.091 29.429   11  1.394   11  0.199    6  0.280   11 0.5219  3.895  0.088  0.472  0.000
SPURS         33 26 6628 6570  0.052 29.962   12  1.327   12  0.163   12  0.096   12 0.5180  3.952  0.193 -0.000  0.000
CLIPPERS      32 27 6741 6714  0.056 30.152   13  1.279   13  0.137   16  0.025   13 0.5159  3.982  0.272 -0.221  0.000
KINGS         30 27 6464 6534  0.016 28.478   14  1.171   14  0.076   18 -0.065   14 0.5091  4.007  0.311 -0.442  0.000
LAKERS        28 29 6398 6466  0.008 28.361   15  1.042   15 -0.009   22 -0.130   15 0.4994  3.969  0.051 -0.310  0.000
NETS          30 29 6626 6651 -0.068 27.642   16  0.999   16 -0.037   20 -0.077   16 0.4952  3.951  0.011 -0.165  0.000
TIMBERWOLVES  27 30 6377 6367  0.018 28.324   17  0.993   17 -0.046   13  0.045   17 0.4946  3.955  0.153 -0.063  0.000
MAVERICKS     26 31 6196 6198  0.030 28.615   18  0.945   18 -0.078   17  0.024   18 0.4913  3.896 -0.165  0.213  0.000
PISTONS       26 30 5967 6052 -0.020 27.410   19  0.925   19 -0.086   21 -0.091   21 0.4885  3.859 -0.463  0.280  0.000
PELICANS      26 33 6821 6775  0.044 29.821   20  0.919   20 -0.097   14  0.041   20 0.4886  4.033  0.555 -0.473  0.000
TEAM           W  L   PF   PA  SCHED  ELOSS  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  RNK RATING  P-SCR  P-OFF  P-DEF  H-SCR
MAGIC         27 32 6243 6305 -0.016 28.814   21  0.912   21 -0.100   15  0.037   19 0.4889  3.854 -0.355  0.430  0.000
HORNETS       27 30 6314 6343 -0.065 26.812   22  0.896   22 -0.110   23 -0.157   23 0.4873  3.944 -0.105 -0.210  0.000
HEAT          26 30 5883 5917 -0.043 26.722   23  0.890   23 -0.112   19 -0.074   22 0.4879  3.851 -0.485  0.336  0.000
GRIZZLIES     23 36 5935 6123  0.050 30.587   24  0.763   24 -0.187   25 -0.218   24 0.4792  3.761 -1.052  0.615  0.000
WIZARDS       24 34 6607 6779 -0.046 28.086   25  0.712   25 -0.219   24 -0.169   25 0.4772  4.001  0.180 -0.517  0.000
HAWKS         19 39 6416 6854 -0.051 28.686   26  0.428   26 -0.402   26 -0.433   26 0.4575  4.013 -0.025 -0.841  0.000
BULLS         14 44 5984 6474 -0.049 28.935   27  0.139   27 -0.609   27 -0.497   27 0.4369  3.877 -0.780 -0.215  0.000
SUNS          11 48 6250 6852  0.059 31.485   28  0.072   28 -0.650   29 -0.596   28 0.4336  3.925 -0.639 -0.554  0.000
KNICKS        11 47 6108 6612 -0.002 29.899   29  0.013   29 -0.689   28 -0.562   29 0.4281  3.913 -0.665 -0.458  0.000
CAVALIERS     12 46 5972 6583 -0.064 28.956   30  0.000   30 -0.694   30 -0.696   30 0.4279  3.892 -0.904 -0.488  0.000

PACIFIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR WARRIORS 41 16 6772 6367 0.039 27.752 3 1.871 3 0.513 2 0.471 3 0.5539 4.007 0.848 0.094 0.000 CLIPPERS 32 27 6741 6714 0.056 30.152 13 1.279 13 0.137 16 0.025 13 0.5159 3.982 0.272 -0.221 0.000 KINGS 30 27 6464 6534 0.016 28.478 14 1.171 14 0.076 18 -0.065 14 0.5091 4.007 0.311 -0.442 0.000 LAKERS 28 29 6398 6466 0.008 28.361 15 1.042 15 -0.009 22 -0.130 15 0.4994 3.969 0.051 -0.310 0.000 SUNS 11 48 6250 6852 0.059 31.485 28 0.072 28 -0.650 29 -0.596 28 0.4336 3.925 -0.639 -0.554 0.000

NORTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR NUGGETS 39 18 6383 6104 0.007 27.378 4 1.699 4 0.403 7 0.263 4 0.5431 3.915 0.170 0.357 0.000 THUNDER 37 20 6579 6280 -0.001 27.142 5 1.556 5 0.311 5 0.323 5 0.5323 3.962 0.466 0.180 0.000 TRAIL BLAZERS 34 23 6459 6287 0.055 28.688 9 1.469 8 0.250 10 0.237 8 0.5258 3.947 0.308 0.166 0.000 JAZZ 32 25 6224 6039 0.091 29.429 11 1.394 11 0.199 6 0.280 11 0.5219 3.895 0.088 0.472 0.000 TIMBERWOLVES 27 30 6377 6367 0.018 28.324 17 0.993 17 -0.046 13 0.045 17 0.4946 3.955 0.153 -0.063 0.000

SOUTHWEST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR ROCKETS 33 24 6449 6330 0.052 28.836 10 1.402 10 0.211 11 0.198 10 0.5224 3.958 0.323 0.073 0.000 SPURS 33 26 6628 6570 0.052 29.962 12 1.327 12 0.163 12 0.096 12 0.5180 3.952 0.193 -0.000 0.000 MAVERICKS 26 31 6196 6198 0.030 28.615 18 0.945 18 -0.078 17 0.024 18 0.4913 3.896 -0.165 0.213 0.000 PELICANS 26 33 6821 6775 0.044 29.821 20 0.919 20 -0.097 14 0.041 20 0.4886 4.033 0.555 -0.473 0.000 GRIZZLIES 23 36 5935 6123 0.050 30.587 24 0.763 24 -0.187 25 -0.218 24 0.4792 3.761 -1.052 0.615 0.000

CENTRAL DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR BUCKS 43 14 6664 6107 0.028 26.961 1 1.969 1 0.559 1 0.579 1 0.5586 3.975 0.790 0.369 0.000 PACERS 38 20 6271 5968 -0.057 26.376 6 1.513 6 0.283 8 0.261 7 0.5296 3.850 -0.153 0.674 0.000 PISTONS 26 30 5967 6052 -0.020 27.410 19 0.925 19 -0.086 21 -0.091 21 0.4885 3.859 -0.463 0.280 0.000 BULLS 14 44 5984 6474 -0.049 28.935 27 0.139 27 -0.609 27 -0.497 27 0.4369 3.877 -0.780 -0.215 0.000 CAVALIERS 12 46 5972 6583 -0.064 28.956 30 0.000 30 -0.694 30 -0.696 30 0.4279 3.892 -0.904 -0.488 0.000

SOUTHEAST DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR MAGIC 27 32 6243 6305 -0.016 28.814 21 0.912 21 -0.100 15 0.037 19 0.4889 3.854 -0.355 0.430 0.000 HORNETS 27 30 6314 6343 -0.065 26.812 22 0.896 22 -0.110 23 -0.157 23 0.4873 3.944 -0.105 -0.210 0.000 HEAT 26 30 5883 5917 -0.043 26.722 23 0.890 23 -0.112 19 -0.074 22 0.4879 3.851 -0.485 0.336 0.000 WIZARDS 24 34 6607 6779 -0.046 28.086 25 0.712 25 -0.219 24 -0.169 25 0.4772 4.001 0.180 -0.517 0.000 HAWKS 19 39 6416 6854 -0.051 28.686 26 0.428 26 -0.402 26 -0.433 26 0.4575 4.013 -0.025 -0.841 0.000

ATLANTIC DIVISION
STANDARD MED LIKELY PREDICTIVE IMPRVD RPI TEAM W L PF PA SCHED ELOSS RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING RNK RATING P-SCR P-OFF P-DEF H-SCR RAPTORS 43 16 6745 6413 0.035 28.688 2 1.915 2 0.544 4 0.328 2 0.5555 3.943 0.374 0.282 0.000 76ERS 37 21 6723 6507 -0.013 27.577 7 1.502 7 0.280 9 0.257 6 0.5303 3.996 0.577 -0.064 0.000 CELTICS 37 21 6554 6182 -0.036 26.673 8 1.472 9 0.250 3 0.336 9 0.5254 3.924 0.290 0.383 0.000 NETS 30 29 6626 6651 -0.068 27.642 16 0.999 16 -0.037 20 -0.077 16 0.4952 3.951 0.011 -0.165 0.000 KNICKS 11 47 6108 6612 -0.002 29.899 29 0.013 29 -0.689 28 -0.562 29 0.4281 3.913 -0.665 -0.458 0.000


DIVISION             W   L   PCT  RNK RATING
NORTHWEST DIVISION 169 116 0.593    1  0.271
ATLANTIC DIVISION  158 134 0.541    2  0.080
SOUTHWEST DIVISION 141 150 0.485    3  0.052
PACIFIC DIVISION   142 147 0.491    4 -0.044
CENTRAL DIVISION   133 154 0.463    5 -0.121
SOUTHEAST DIVISION 123 165 0.427    6 -0.221

Home field advantage amounts to:
     0.229 points in main ratings (0.186 for semineutral)
     0.024 points in improved RPI (0.019 for semineutral)
Average of 2.15 points per score
Predict score:
Team Strength vs. Time Plot:
posted: Fri Feb 15 05:30:32 2019
games through: Thu Feb 14 2019

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